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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Ogden Canyon Construction Update

The following are planned activities for the UDOT chip seal project on SR-39 through Ogden Canyon between Harrison Blvd. in Ogden and Pineview Dam. Please note that due to weather conditions, emergency situations or equipment/supply issues, schedules are subject to change.

Due to equipment problems today, chip sealing operations on SR-39 have been extended intoSunday, Aug. 3 in the mid- to upper part of Ogden Canyon.

Sunday, Aug. 3:  One-way traffic will be directed by pilot car and motorists should expect up to 15-20 minute delays from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Crews plan to broom the mid-section of the canyon between approximately 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and then chip seal operations will resume in the upper part of the canyon through approximately 6 p.m. for the final one to one and a half miles to Pineview Dam.

Motorists are encouraged to reduce driving speeds to help protect against vehicle damage from “fly rock,” which occurs when newly laid chips are driven over by vehicles at high speeds.  The roadway will be swept periodically over the next few days to remove loose rocks, but vehicles traveling at high speeds may cause new chips to dislodge and damage vehicles.

Aug. 4-5:  Once the new chip surface has been placed, an asphalt-based seal coat will be applied.  Weather permitting, one-way traffic will be directed by pilot car through the length of Ogden Canyon and motorists should expect up to 15-20 minute delays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 4) and Tuesday (Aug. 5).

Motorists with time sensitive travel should plan accordingly and consider alternate routes, such as SR-167, the Trappers Loop Highway via Interstate 84 through Weber Canyon, to expedite their trip.  Stakeholders with questions about this project can contact the project hotline at 801-419-9554.

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